Posts tagged: Khabibulin
Is there a better advertisement for the 50th anniversary of the goaltender mask? I don’t think so.
It was on all those TV places because everybody cares about hockey here. In Canada every good play becomes a great play. And every mistake is magnified. I wouldn’t say it’s any easier but experience helps when something like this happens. Sometimes bad things happen. If something like that happens to you, obviously you’d like it to happen earlier in the game. I didn’t have another shot after that. Mistakes happen for everybody. The next game after is important. Experience teaches you that good things can follow.”
– Nikolai Khabibulin on misplaying the puck and costing the Oilers a goal
Today was day 2 of camp and there were some positives to take from it. Here is a summary of the days events. Also check here for todays training camp lines.
Visnovsky’s shoulder is still an issue. He told Dan Tencer in an interview earlier that it isn’t 100% yet and he’s still having problems with the rotation. He is at least a week away from seeing any action, but he should be recovered in time for the start of the season. “The shoulder is good, it’s strong. The doctor said I need one more week for re-hab, maybe I’ll miss the first week of the exhibition games,” Visnovsky told reporters. Today was Visnovsky’s first practice since being injured last year in a game vs. Chicago on February 3rd, 2009. Continue reading 'Edmonton Oilers Training Camp – Day 2'»
Nikolai Khabibulin’s mask has a lot of meaning hidden with in it that many might not realize. Here it is, decrypted like the DaVinci Code:
Click the picture for a larger view.
Thanks to Jeremy Rowland for pointing out the wall is a reference to the Kremlin Wall, per Khabibulin in his interview with TSN.